5 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

When faced with severe joint pain, most people immediately consider joint replacement, especially when that pain starts to interfere with daily activities. But contrary to popular belief, joint replacement isn’t your only option to becoming pain-free. Minimally invasive surgery, often referred to as arthroscopy, offers another option. Arthroscopy is the process of inserting thin, flexible instruments including a camera through small incisions to view and repair joints. This process is great for keeping your natural anatomy in place while relieving your joint pain.

Aside from that last point, here’s a list of the greatest benefits of minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.

Less Risk

Just as the name states, this type of surgery is minimally invasive. That means there are small incisions made as opposed to the larger ones with traditional open surgery. This results in less trauma to the soft tissues surrounding the joint, and in turn, less risk for infection, complications or other issues.

Minimal Scarring

Scars can be unsightly and lower self-esteem, especially if the scars are larger and more noticeable. The small cuts used in this procedure allow for minimal scarring, and in some cases, almost undetectable marks.

Less Pain

Patients usually experience less pain after arthroscopic surgeries than those who undergo open surgery. Because there is less trauma to the tissues and muscles surrounding the joints, there is also less pain with arthroscopic surgeries. Usually patients state that they have less stiffness after surgery.

Shorter Healing Time

Since these procedures are minimally invasive, the healing time is significantly shorter than with traditional open surgery. This means you can heal without increased risk of pain and infection.

Restored Mobility

At ARO, our main goal is to get you back to your daily life while leaving your natural anatomy intact. With arthroscopy performed by our talented surgeons, you can return to your active life sooner and with more energy. Combined with our unique process, you can also be pain-free for longer.

Less Surgical Time

Arthroscopic surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures, which means you won’t have extended stays in a hospital or clinic. At ARO, we have a three-day process that allows you to complete the surgery and return to your normal life as quickly as possible.

If you are experiencing pain and considering surgery, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents by phone or check out our website to learn more information.